USA Badminton

YOG Update: Day 3 - Cee Moves To Semis

Feb. 16, 2010, 9:25 a.m. (ET)

Our only participants with a chance to qualify for the YOG in Singapore, Isabel Zhong and Cee Ketpura, displayed great performances today.

Cee Ketpura continued her winning streak by beating Surabhi Kadam (Canada).  Cee was behind in the first game 8-12, but composed herself to win 21-14.  Cee won the second game 21-10.  This win put Cee in first position in her pool and earned her a spot in the main draw.

After her dramatic 35 minutes energy sapping match, Isabel Zhong lost her last pool play match to Jessica Leung (Canada) in two close games 19-21 and 15-21.  Isabel's 2nd in her pool earned her a spot in the main draw.  In the semis, Isabel tried hard but her tough match against Jessica Leung Isabel took a toll on her. She lost to Tracy Wong of Canada in the main draw 13-21, 17-21 and will continue to play in the consolation bracket.

The quarters was a breeze for Cee.  She  easily won her first match of the main draw (quarter finals) against Mariana Ugalde of Mexico 21-7, 21-13 in 19 minutes.  Cee will play against Tracy Wong of Canada semi-finals tomorrow .

 

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